Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Just Dam (on) Ugly.

There are somethings that are just ugly, and this card, I hope, is ugly enough for Peter's UGLY Baseball Card Contest this year.

 2010 Topps National Chicle Johnny Damon

The first time I pulled this card out of it's pack it's scared me, and nothing's changed.

I'm not sure what's going on with Damon's expression, but it looks like, while his mouth is ready to explode, his eyes seem rather calm.

Also, the Olde English D isn't correct, as they're using the same wider D as on the jersey instead of the traditional skinny D that's been on the cap (which looks like a batting helmet on Damon's head) for decades.

To make matters even uglier, I've had many collectors send me the card in packages over the years...and in multiples...clearly they also agree that it was, well, too ugly to keep.

Anyway, thats my ugly baseball card post, and I hope you found it amusing, or, at least, well, ugly.

Play Ball! ⚾


  1. This is a great ugly card. Thank you! In general I'm not a fan of drawn or painted cards like these. Just use photographs! It was fine in the 50s, but now it's just generally terrible. Thanks for submitting!

  2. Lol, I think Damon made that face every time he had to throw the ball. Great leadoff guy, but a terrible outfielder - and an ugly card indeed!

  3. Great choice! Great title too :)

  4. Chicle is usually one of my favorite products... but this Damon has me second guessing myself.

  5. I think I could photoshop that image into Mark Sanchez playing quarterback for my Redskins. And that is damn ugly for sure!

    1. Posted it - https://thecollectivemind.blogspot.com/2018/12/nomad-quarterback.html